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abuelita2jnj
Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

We own a Dutch Revival built in 1920's, in WNY area. We are finally getting to our upstairs bathroom. Part of what sold me was this bathroom still had the original hexagon tile floor and wonderful pedestal tub. I love soaking on cold winter nights.

We want to keep the tub - still in great shape - no rust etc and the floor. I am praying that the tiles under the oversized 1960's vanity are still there and in good shape.

We do need to get rid of the "formica coated wallboard" and plan to install subway tile. My concern is moving the tub once we have all the plumbing fixtures removed and not damaging the floor.

I have searched and found lots of posts on moving clawfoot tubs, but nothing on pedestals. Has anyone done this ? I am hoping - again - that once we cut through the caulk at the floor base with
some help from "friends and family we can slide it on to some cardboard and slide it out of the way?
Love to hear from anyone whose "been there ..done that"

Thanks
Abuelita2jnj

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

If you can lift one end at a time enough, I would get some carpet sample squares, slid them under the pedestal with the finished side down. They should make it easy to slide on the tile floor and do no damage.

Jack

dj1
Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

What about furniture pads, designed for moving furniture around?
You'll need to place them under the tub legs.

abuelita2jnj
Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

Thanks Jack and Dj1,

I have both of those items in the house... they would be better than the cardboard.

Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

Also those feet do come off.:)

johnjh2o
Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub
Newton Carpenters LLC wrote:

Also those feet do come off.:)

They're working with a pedestal tub not a claw foot tub.

abuelita2jnj
Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub
Newton Carpenters LLC wrote:

Also those feet do come off.:)

Nope, no feet just a big old solid base. I've seen lots of post and info with advise on moving the clawfoots, but really nothing on the pedestals. Hoping to get some tips from some who has done it and
survived!

TomCree
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If you can lift one end at a time enough, I would get some carpet sample squares, slid them under the pedestal with the finished side down. They should make it easy to slide on the tile floor and do no damage.

abuelita2jnj
Re: Tips on Moving 1920's Pedestal Tub

Thank You.

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